Aloha from Linux Mint 15 KDE

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Aloha from Linux Mint 15 KDE

Postby William Jones » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:29 pm

Aloha everyone,

Originally from Florida, I've been in Hawaii since 1993, and have recently installed Mint Linux 15 on my work Dell Latitude E6400 XFR. I'm really enjoying Linux Mint. I originally loaded Fedora Core 19, but was not too enthused by Gnome 3.0 - I cut my teeth with Red Hat Linux 5.0 and used it up until Fedora Core 3, then got a Mac :D

I really don't like Windows, although using it does pay the bills. When I got this toughbook (I can't call it a laptop - it's 10 pounds :shock: ), I was given the freedom to install the OS of my choice, so of course I chose Linux. The next question, then, was the distro to load. I tried out several different distros, but kept coming back to LInux Mint, but even there, I had to choose between Cinnamon, MATE, KDE, and XFCE. Choices, choices. I tried out each one, but chose to stick with KDE. I have a rather stable system now, with the exception that I can't get vmplayer to install 64-bit Windows 7. I have to use that to control my virtual machines, but could also use Windows XP. I just don't understand why I can not install a 64-bit OS in a virtual machine on a box with a 64-bit CPU running a 64-bit OS itself. Oh well, I'll eventually figure this out. Other than that, Linux Mint is running like a dream! I really like it, much better even than Red Hat and Fedora Core!

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Re: Aloha from Linux Mint 15 KDE

Postby Crewp » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:55 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forums. :D
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Re: Aloha from Linux Mint 15 KDE

Postby tdockery97 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:58 pm

Welcome to the Mint Forums. You may need to go into your Bios and enable 64-bit virtualization. It isn't always enabled by default.

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Re: Aloha from Linux Mint 15 KDE

Postby The-Wizard » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:56 am

Welcome to the mint family forums

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Re: Aloha from Linux Mint 15 KDE

Postby jesica » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:59 pm

Welcome to the forum :mrgreen:
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